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Comment Re:Aha! (Score 3, Funny) 440

"I made up a fake profile on Classmates under the name of "Fuckyou Fakename" and within 24 hours I had notifications that "several" of my old classmates (including some females) had "read my profile" and "wanted to connect". And some of them had snippets of text that was grayed out with only the first few words showing, like "Hi there, remember me? I always..." (grayed out text....)"

Dammit, you missed the chance to meet that Nigerian princess.

Comment It's been long for us too (Score 1) 138

"It's been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang for us..."

The guide in the science museum showed a graphic representation of the big bang to a bunch of kids with their teacher when one of them asked him how long ago that happened.
The guide replied: Well that was 13,800,000,017 years ago.
The teacher was astonished and asked the guide how he could be so sure about that very exact number.
The guide replied: When I began working here, they told me it happened 13.8 billion years ago and I began working here 17 years ago.

Comment Small wonder (Score 1) 392

" letter from the two senior members of the city's IT committee"

The CSU is filled with 'senior' members, not only in IT. I guess they looked for 'Microsoft Office' and didn't find it and didn't even bother to check the LibreOffice icon.

Old farts always have problems with new stuff.

I guess they want those Linux kids off their lawn.

Comment Re:4/5 in favor (Score 1) 751

"It means 1/5 know how much it will cost, 2/5 think it sounds great but that they won't be paying, 1/5 thinks that they'll get more than it costs them, and 1/5 know they won't ever even try to do work again in their lives and are all for it."

No, it means that thousands of civil servants will no longer be needed, to evaluate if and how they get which subsidies etc or to go into peoples homes to count the butter.

No joke, there are countries who count the butter to decide who is living as a couple and who is considered just living with a roommate. People who live as a couple get less money.
So you can share a bed and body fluids, but don't you dare share the butter, it will cost you.

There is a whole bureaucracy just to decide who gets what and how much, that will all be eliminated.

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. -- Josh Billings

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